Dental retainers are an important part of your oral health care routine. They help to keep your teeth in the proper alignment after braces or other orthodontic treatments. Proper care and maintenance of your retainers are essential to ensure that they continue to work effectively and last as long as possible.

Here are some best practices to help you maintain your Dental retainers:

  1. Clean Your Retainers Regularly:

Cleaning your retainers on a regular basis is essential. You should brush your retainers with a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste at least once a day. Make sure to brush all the surfaces of the retainer and rinse it thoroughly with cold water afterwards. You can also use a denture cleaner or a solution of mild soap and warm water to clean your retainers.

  1. Store Your Retainers Properly:

It’s important to store your retainers in a safe and secure place when not in use. Never leave them in a hot car or near a heat source as this can cause the plastic to warp. It is also best to keep them in a retainer case when not in use.

  1. Avoid Chewing on Your Retainers:

Chewing on your retainers can cause damage to the plastic and can make them less effective. It’s important to avoid chewing on your retainers and to take them out when you eat.

  1. Avoid Excessive Force:

Excessive force while putting in or taking out your retainers can cause damage to the plastic. Always be gentle when handling your retainers and apply only light pressure.

  1. Have Your Retainers Professionally Checked:

It’s important to have your retainers professionally checked every three to six months. This will allow your orthodontist or dentist to check for any damage and make any necessary repairs or adjustments.

As a dental product professional, it's important to make sure our users can get the best possible dental products. One way to do this is by using the best materials available when creating retainers and other dental appliances.

One of the most popular materials used is PETG dental retainers, which stands for Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol. This material is a great choice for a variety of reasons, including its durability, affordability, and aesthetic appeal. One of the most important advantages of PETG is its strength. It is capable of withstanding the forces of the oral cavity better than many other materials

It’s also important to have your retainers professionally checked every three to six months and to have a backup

March 24, 2023 — Sean Kundrock